You probably don’t need us to remind you, but life can be tough sometimes. Bad days happen—an off-hand comment from your boss, reading the news, financial worries, and general uncertainty all contribute. But neurologically, your mood is caused by the impact that these events have emotionally and the subsequent release of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Like it or not, the world around you has a ripple effect on your state of mind and influences how you feel day-to-day. That’s why actively maintaining equilibrium internally is key to keeping the balance of your mood in check. Here are some of the top natural mood boosters you should know about and consider incorporating into your daily wellness rituals:
All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for helping maintain homeostasis and balance within the body. The body naturally produces cannabinoids to help regulate functions like mood. But further supplementing the body’s natural cannabinoids with hemp-derived CBD capsules can help bring the body back to balance, and in doing so, may optimize whole body wellness.
Chamomile, a daisy-like plant, is a great option to bring more calm throughout the day and is a great support for soothing frayed nerves since it helps to relax the mind and body. We include chamomile in our Calm & Centered CBD Roll-On formulation for this exact reason.
Studies show that Bergamot, a citrus fragrant fruit, can reduce stress and helps to cultivate positive feelings. We could all use some of that in our lives and you can find it included in our Calm & Centered CBD Cream.
Lavender is a beautiful flowering plant from the mint family which, when extracted, promotes peace of mind and mental clarity while improving your overall feeling of wellbeing. Plus, these benefits can also promote better quality sleep, which can definitely help your mood (hello, Drift & Dream CBD Body Oil)!
Ashwagandha is a small evergreen shrub grown in India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Its power lies in the fact that it’s what’s called an ‘adaptogen’—an herb that helps you “adapt” by restoring balance and protecting your body from external challenges. Ashwagandha helps to regulate your body’s stress hormone, cortisol, which can make you feel calmer, elevate your mood, and help you unwind (which is why we use this magical herb in our Calm & Centered CBD Capsules). It can also help you find peace and clarity by the way it brings you back to balance with increased focus, memory, and mental clarity.
6. St. John's Wort
This herb is a long-studied natural mood booster. Researchers suspect that ingredients in the herb (hypericin and hyperforin) may increase levels of certain brain chemicals, like serotonin—which contributes to overall wellbeing.
7. Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 concentrations have shown to impact the production of ‘neurotrophic factors’ which regulate the growth of new brain cells as well as play an important role in human cognition and emotion.
Whether you’re trying to transform a bad mood or enhance a good one—your body and mind will thank you for being on the front foot by supporting your emotional health with these effective, natural methods.